The Sequester Quest

Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Mr. Reed, you and your colleagues must lead the Senate to be the catalyst the brings the speaker and president together. It’s not an easy job but certainly more rewarding than presiding over a body that has accomplished little since you’ve taken control of the Senate.

America, red states and blue states, we have a choice. We can continue to drive our elected officials to even greater forms of divisiveness and destroy this country for future generations or we can wake up and smell what we’ve been brewing and start sending the message of national unity that gives our elected officials the green light to move to common ground. It’s time to end this economic nightmare and recognize we’ve each got far more to lose than we’ll ever gain if we keep the country going in the current direction.

We need less political cover and partisan rhetoric than we’re currently getting from harebrain stunts like the Sequester, where both parties sign on then blame the other side for its devastating effects. It was always nothing more than a façade, designed to give both parties cover during the election cycle. If both parties could sign on to that goofy plan as the best way to govern, just think what’s next if we don’t demand they set a new course now.

It’s time for a new national quest … a United States quest to rediscover the promise and opportunity we owe future generations. Let’s start solving these issues now before it’s too late. We can do this. It won’t be easy, but every day we wait to start turning things around will make it that much more painful.

Dan Alexander is associate publisher of New Market Press and publisher and CEO of Denton Publications. He may be reached at dan@newmarketpressvt.com or dan@denpubs.com.

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